Most of the time, when I tell people that I am from New Orleans, I get one of two responses:
1.) Were you flooded in Hurricane Katrina?
2.) It must be great to party on Bourbon St. every weekend!
Because I love my City, I have no problems answering questions about Katrina or the party atmosphere, but most people are surprised to learn that New Orleans is actually a very family friendly town. If you visit, make sure you take a moment to step away from the lure of the French Quarter and see all that NOLA has to offer!
New Orleans has a first class zoo, aquarium, insectarium, children’s museum, and amusement park….and I haven’t even started to tell you about the food! But one of my favorite NOLA activities for the kids is taking them for a ride down the Mississippi River on the Steamboat Natchez!
“The New Orleans Steamboat Company was founded by Wilbur and Bill Dow after the rebuilding of the Toulouse Street Wharf in the French Quarter in 1974. Less than one year later, the 1600 passenger Steamboat NATCHEZ was christened. New Orleans Steamboat Company is well recognized and regarded for its contribution to the New Orleans cultural landscape and tourism industry. Since 1975, the Steamboat NATCHEZ has sailed daily offering Mississippi River cruises featuring live jazz, wonderful New Orleans cuisine and the best view in town! Take a cruise and experience part of our American Heritage.”
My husband and I have taken our girls on the Natchez and they had a blast, so I am excited to take them again on September 10th at 11:30am CST for the “Cruise with your Crew” event! This family cruise lasts two hours and includes childrens’ musical entertainment, trivia with prizes and a themed menu complete with non-alcoholic frozen drinks. Five lucky families will be selected randomly for a free family photo from the NATCHEZ photographer. Tickets can be purchased for $15/adult or $7.50/child 6-12. Kids 5 and under ride FREE!
For your next family vacation, consider New Orleans! We would be glad to have you!